Part-Time Paralegal

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty seeks a highly organized and effective Paralegal/Administrative Assistant to advance our advocacy and litigation. 

NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic, and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education, and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at www.nmpovertylaw.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with clients
  • Conducts factual investigations such as obtaining documents, photographs and other evidence. 
  • Performs legal research and conducts necessary interviews. 
  • Edits, proofs, and files pleadings and other legal documents. 
  • Organizes, analyzes, summarizes, and indexes documents. 
  • Prepares charts, tables, and other demonstrative evidence. 
  • Investigates and develops cases and projects. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to advancing economic, racial, and social justice
  • High level of proficiency in verbal and written communication
  • Excellent research and analytic skills
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Detail-oriented
  • College degree with paralegal certification or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: Spanish proficiency.  

Position Details: 

  • Part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.
  • Hybrid in-office and remote work position. 
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to contact@nmpovertylaw.org. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a healthy, collaborative and inclusive work environment for a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Native, and indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and New Mexicans and individuals of multiple backgrounds and identities.

Summer Law Clerkship

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) Summer Law Clerkship is a paid 10-week,  full-time summer position working to advance economic and social justice for an outstanding first or second-year law student. The Law Clerk will receive a $6,000 stipend and will work closely with  NMCLP attorneys in one or more of our areas of work doing legal research, drafting pleadings and  advocacy materials, and performing issue analysis, investigation, and outreach to partner  organizations and community members. The NMCLP Law Clerk will work with one or more of the  teams: Healthcare, Public Benefits, Education, Economic Equity. Please visit our website for more  information about our work at www.nmpovertylaw.org. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and law school transcript to  Felipe Guevara at contact@nmpovertylaw.org. Enter in the Subject Heading: “NMCLP Summer Law  Clerkship”. If you have a particular interest in one of the areas listed above, let us know about it in  your cover letter.

Fall, Spring, and Summer Externships

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty allows selected law students the opportunity to earn credits while working under the supervision of a licensed attorney as part of an Externship Program. Students will have the opportunity to work in the areas of healthcare, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, public benefits, hunger and nutritional support, and public education. For questions regarding externships, please contact Felipe Guevara at felipe@nmpovertylaw.org.